racism in the NFL

racism in the NFL


The research paper requires students to use presented research methods to produce a paper that addresses a relevant social problem with research support. Examples of social problems, as introduced in any chapter of the text, are racism, sexism, poverty, crime, violence, urban decay, increasing globalization, and international conflict. As this is not an exhaustive list, students can identify additional issues (i.e. racial profiling, gang violence, bullying) as long as it is approved by the instructor and supported by current research. Once identified, students are to prepare a 18-20 page paper of the issue and should include scholarly research sources to support their explanation/description. The paper includes: a title page, Introduction, statement of the problem, hypothesis & theory, methodology section inclusive of the analytical model. The final paper will conclude with a conclusions section and reference section in APA format. Once the paper has been approved the student will design an approved research poster that is to be used for the presentation period during the final presentation period as outlined in the course schedule above. Students must submit both the research paper typed and the poster to receive full credit for this assignment. The Final Research Paper and Poster Presentation will take place on scheduled final exam date.

Final Research Paper and Poster Presentation Make up Policy: –Early submissions and presentations are only available to students who have prior University commitments required and arranged by the University. Students must notify the Professor of athletic and or academic commitments to arrange prior to the day of the exam. Documentation must be provided explaining the extenuating and unavoidable circumstances and/or commitments. The date and time of the early submission and presentation must be no more than a week before the exam is scheduled. Not showing up for the final research and poster presentation without notifying the professor prior to the day of the exam may result in a non-negotiable 50/F on the entire project. The only other exceptions to the no makeup policy will only be granted for emergencies in which there is a medical note with a date and signature, police report with a date and signature, or other official hardship document with a date and signature.

Clear purpose and direction. Theme captures reader’s attention and sustains the paper.

Focus is clearly on the psychological perspectives and historical contributions.

Historical events and psychology perspectives are well balanced in an engaging story.

Sources of ideas are mostly documented.

Purpose and direction evident. Theme is clear and partially limited.

Focus is evident on the psychological perspectives and historical contributions

Historical events and psychology perspectives are all clearly represented

Sources of ideas are inadequately documented.

No evidence of purpose or direction. Unclear theme.

Focus is unclear on the psychological perspectives and historical contributions

Limited or no coverage of historical events and/or psychology perspectives

Technical Usage

1.Technical language or lay language is appropriately selected.

2.Usage of technical terminology is precise, appropriate, and enlightening.

1.Generally, makes the appropriate choice of lay language or technical language.

2. Uses technical terminology correctly.

1. Inappropriately chooses lay terminology when technical terminology is appropriate.